Red Kite - Cameos of Bird Life #15
It was one of those serendipitous moments - hanging out the washing I looked up at the sound of whistling, thinking it was the farmer working his dogs. Only to see a couple of Red Kite rising from the fields with lazy wing beats and forked tails twisting - pale red-brown marionettes in the morning sun ...
red kite rising
Once a very rare bird, thanks to successful reintroduction projects these wonderful birds can now be seen regularly in all parts of Britain. It’s a real joy to see them soaring high in the sky.
The header image of, ‘Red Kite in Mere Bowl’ by James Lynch, is painted using the ancient medium of egg tempera - a mix of pure ground pigments, egg yolk and water giving the painting a distinctive translucent glow.
James grew up in Wiltshire and lives in Somerset. Since his first sell-out exhibition in the West Country in the 1980s he has won awards, exhibited regularly in London and received many commissions from private clients and corporations. He is a keen paraglider pilot and this ‘wild flying’ with buzzards inspires many of his atmospheric Wessex skyscapes and landscape paintings, for which he is known.
Here is a link to his website ...https://www.james-lynch.co.uk/index.html
You can also see many of his stunning paintings on Instagram ...https://www.instagram.com/james56lynch/?hl=en
The recording by Beatrix Saadi-Varchmin, is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license. This and many more can be found at - Xeno-Canto a website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world.